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Uruguayan Calzada Is Going To Independiente

The midfielder has passed his medical and will sign his contract in the next couple of days.

Uruguayan Maximiliano Calzada became today the seventh winter addition for Independiente after he successfully passed all his medical tests and signed a three-year contract with the club. They’ve bought fifty percent of his rights.

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The player, 24, made his professional debut with Nacional in May 2009 against River Plate, and that summer was close to a transfer to Romanian side Astra Giurgiu in Romania.

Godoy Cruz also showed interest in the player but he finally opted for Independiente. Calzada will replace midfielder Jesus Mendez in the starting eleven, with Mendez being given an indefinite leave after the death of his brother.

Calzada was part of Uruguay’s under-20 squad at the South American Youth Championship in Venezuela and the U-20 World Cup in Egypt, both played in 2009. Calzada also played for the team that represented Uruguay at the London Olympics in 2012.

The other new additions that arrived this season for Independiente are Emiliano Papa (winger, Velez Sarsfield), Lucas Albertengo (striker, Atletico Rafaela), Nicolas Tagliafico (winger, Banfield), Gustavo Toledo (defender, Banfield), Diego Martin Rodriguez (midfielder, Godoy Cruz) and Claudio Aquino (midfielder, Godoy Cruz).

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